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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Applehoney View Post
There's a very good reason for it Howard. If I can think of it I'll let you know....

I just went and looked at twelve fuselages hanging in the shop. Of those with 'sidewinders' only this one has the engine to the left.

I dunno. Maybe the diesels' compression lever falls more easily to hand though I rarely have to touch it. Odd thing is that it won't start on the running needle setting, I have to open that up and then close it smartly when the Webra starts making noise.
That's all okay by me. Was just wondering.

Seems we usually hang the head over to the right, I guess to give a little bias to the right....i.e. A little more weight that side and slight drag that side as we normally fly that sort of model to the right, so that may well be the usual reason.......perhaps?????

Also if one is right handed as I was born, then I would hold the fuselage in my left hand to flick start, then adjust comp. or needle......I would find it difficult I think, to hold with right hand and adjust with the left.
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